If you fancy a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then why not come along to a sewing retreat. We will spend two days making and handsewing a variety of felt, fabric, lace and ribbon flowers and create a stunning wreath for you to treasure. The retreat venue is the beautiful Old Walls Vineyard, located in the village of Bishopsteignton in South Devon. We will spend two relaxing days sewing, eating, drinking and chatting. The retreat is from Thu 14th Nov-Sat 16th Nov 19.
The retreat will be lead by me, Lyndsey. I am a qualified adult teacher and have
been running craft workshops and parties for the last 6 years. During the two days
we will be learning how to make and handsew a variety of fabric and felt flowers and
create a stunning wreath. With numbers limited to 12 people there will be plenty of
1-to-1 instruction, so no previous sewing experience is required, making the retreat
perfect for both sewing beginners and those who have experience that want to try
Check into lodges from 4pm. I will be there to welcome you and you can settle in
to your accommodation before joining everyone for dinner in the vineyard
restaurant at 6pm. A three course meal alongwith a guided wine tasting session.
We will start the day with a full cooked breakfast at 9am and at 10am we will head
to the upstairs function room for a day of fabric and felt flower making, to create a
stunning wreath. We will break for lunch and then continue with our day of sewing
until 4pm. At 6pm we will meet again for dinner and then retire to our lodges on
After a full cooked breakfast at 9am we will check out of the lodges and after storing our bags we will start the day's sewing at 10am. With lunch around 1pm. We will continue making and completing our stunning wreaths before we say our goodbyes at 4pm.
All our meals will be prepared and served in the Old Walls Vineyard Restaurant. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for, please let me know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.
If you live in the local area and would prefer to attend during the day only, there is a day guest option. Day guests can join us for a full cooked breakfast at 9am before the day's sewing at 10am on the Friday and Saturday and continue until 4.30pm. Lunch will be included on both the Friday and Saturday, along with tea and coffee throughout the day. The cost for attending as a day guest is below. The price also includes all materials, equipment and tutition.
Sharing a 2 bedroom lodge in either a double room or twin room £395 per person.
A 2 bedroom lodge for yourself £540 per person.
The price includes:
2 nights accommodation (Thursday and Friday nights) in a vineyard lodge in either a double or twin room.
3 course dinner on Thursday and Friday evening.
Breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Guided wine tasting session on Thursday evening.
Tea and coffee during sewing sessions on Friday and Saturday.
All materials, equipment and tuition.
Day Guests £195 per person.
To book your place:
To book your place on the retreat a £50 non-refundable deposit is due on booking.
The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before the retreat date.
If you are unable to attend the retreat and wish to cancel your booking you will
need to contact me either by email or phone 6 weeks before the retreat to receive
a full refund minus the £50 non-refundable deposit. If you contact me less than 4 weeks before the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the total amount. If you cancel your booking 7 days or less before the retreat, unfortunately I am unable to offer any refund.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to book a space please click on the book now button.
Some feedback from recent workshops....
Had a fabulous day making a felt flower wreath. Had never made a flower in my life before. Lyndsey is lovely, welcoming and superb at explaining everything. Thrilled with my project. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend. Xx - Jackie
I attended a workshop with Lyndsey today and I would definitely recommend her. Her workshop is very relaxing and lovely and Lyndsey’s personality is much the same - she is friendly and welcoming and quite lovely to listen to when she is sharing her broad knowledge of her many crafting talents. Thank you Lyndsey. I look forward to seeing you soon. - Katy
There are six self contained lodges nestled at the bottom of the fully operational vineyard looking up to the vines on the south facing slopes above. Each lodge has an equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area, bathroom, double room and twin room. Along with a front veranda and rear patio. There is parking next to each lodge. You can choose to book a lodge for just yourself or to share, the prices below show both options. Each lodge contains two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds. If you choose to share the lodge, you will have a bedroom each and the bedrooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to share a lodge with a friend and you are booking separately please let me know so I can ensure that you are allocated a lodge together.